David Wilson, president of Toyota Racing Development said that he was a “little disappointed” with Kyle Busch’s comments about his future.
Busch raised some doubts about his future at Joe Gibbs Racing by saying that he might not be with the team if they cannot find sponsorship.
However, Wilson said that as long as Busch wants to stay with the team, he will always have a place there.
“Our vision, Joe’s and our vision, Toyota’s vision, is for Kyle to retire out of Joe Gibbs Racing and Toyota.
“He is clearly a little frustrated and that’s understandable to a point. Little disappointed that he voiced it, to be fair, but he knows —he knows — because Joe talks to him a lot of the time how hard we are collectively working to make sure that we have a place for him for as long as he wants to stay.”
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The whole issue is borne out of the fact that Busch’s long-time sponsor M&M’s is departing the two-time Cup champion’s team after the end of the 2022 season. And there is no new sponsor for him yet.
While Busch portrayed a bleak picture of his future and even said that he is ready to say “goodbye” if a deal is not sorted out soon, Coy Gibbs, vice chairman and chief operating officer at Joe Gibbs Racing is optimistic about the new sponsorship opportunities for the No. 18 team.
As one of the most experienced drivers in the series and a two-time champion, it is hard to see JGR letting Busch go that easily.